Don't like scales? A new performance-only diploma could be for you!

Musicians looking for a next step after grade 8 that doesn't involve sight-reading, scales and aural tests may be excited to hear about the new ARSM diploma coming soon from ABRSM.

Within the challenge of performing a 30-minute programme, candidates are assessed on their musical communication skills, interpretation and technical delivery. There are no written or spoken elements, and no sight-reading, aural tests or scales.

Who is it for?

  • Anyone seeking a challenge beyond Grade 8.
  • Musicians who wants to get back into playing or singing after a break
  • Those looking to enhance their performance skills before entering higher education or applying to study at university

Find out more on the ABRSM website.